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CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 9:00am EST
on the buy american program. we wholeheartedly agree with and encouraged by america, manufacturing created in the united states, and to continue to grow our nation's economy in that way. at we are in a transitional period and we've had some challenges in trying to get waivers for as much as five months on a cliff for a real-time. that probably shouldn't have taken that long as we're in this transitional period. so figuring out how to accommodate the goal by america but finding a way to get there in a transition period i think would be good. i know i'm out of time, or to enclose. i would just suggest that as we move to paris of we would love to see this program continue. we do know that there are prioritization based investments that should and could be made. performance based investments are the way of the future. we're committed to it in washington state. we support that and we think that taxpayers should continue to see the benefits for the dollars invested. but we also believe that passenger rail is where its advocates were our future needs to go and we appreciate the vision of the pres
CSPAN
Dec 14, 2012 7:00pm EST
of the most attract david livable cities in america. as mayor, dick lugar worked carefully with the indiana general assembly, then governor would come to extend the boundaries of the city and merge indianapolis and marion county to provide common essential service is more efficiently, a concept that called unit of. unit of wasn't without conversely because of dick lugar's vision, careful negotiations and decisive action, indianapolis became a model for other cities across the nation. when the law took effect in 1970 indianapolis population rose from 476,000 to 783,000. moving from the 26th largest city to one of the nation's dozen large cities literally overnight. why didn't the numerous positive changes in indianapolis over the past 40 years, i see the fulfillment of the vision of then mayor dick lugar. not the midwest has a way of producing bad and the amended decency. none of us fall in that category. sometimes that sense is questioned, but we do have individuals who have the ability to see to the heart of the matter and find a way to resolve a problem. such scale is extremely valuable i
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 12:00pm EST
news, maybe lead the news across america. it really is unfortunate. mr. schumer: would the minority leader yield? mr. reid: madam president? i have some business here. you will get the floor right back. madam president, i now move to proceed to calendar number 554, s. 3637. the presiding officer: the clerk will report the motion. the clerk: motion to proceed to the consideration of calendar number 554, s. 3637, a bill to temporarily extend the transaction account guarantee program, and for other purposes. mr. reid: madam president? the presiding officer: the majority leader. mr. reid: 387 is on its way. i have a cloture motion at the desk. the presiding officer: the clerk will report the motion. the clerk: we the undersigned senators in accordance with the provisions of rule 22 of the standing rules of the senate hereby move to bring to a close the debate on the motion to proceed to calendar number 554, s. 3637, a bill to temporarily extend the transaction account guaranty program, and for other purposes. signed by 17 senators -- mr. reid: i ask unanimous consent the reading of the
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 12:00pm EST
views being promulgated by our parties makes strategic sense for america's future. the result has been intractablely negative public perceptions of congress. a rasmussen reports poll done just this month found that only 10% of likely voters gave congress a rating of excellent or good. for me, the irony is that having seen several generations of lawmakers pass through the body, i can attest that the vast majority are hardworking, generally interested in public service, and eager to contribute to the welfare of our country. often the public does not believe that. it's easier to assume that congressional failings arise from the incompetence or even the malfeasance of individual legislators. or perhaps, as some believe, washington, d.c. itself is corrupting. now, it's far more disconcerting to think that our democracy shortcomings are complex and devise simple solutions, but the founders were realists who understood the power of factionalism, parochialism, personal ambition. they understood that good intentions would not always prevail. and accordingly, they designed a system to check abus
CSPAN
Dec 19, 2012 8:00pm EST
to be learned. first, america cannot retreat from a dangerous world. it is important for us to be there, not only protecting values, but american citizens. those who represent us overseas better protection. not only does in uniforms, but this in site are to have important missions to perform. third, a break down on september september 11 that is stark and challenging to all of us in public life. i went through the litany of things given to us by the accountability review board. intelligence fell short. security personnel were inexperienced and unprepared. security systems failed. our host nation was lacking in protection for our own people and senior state department officials unfortunately showed a lack of leadership in energy and ability. that is a challenge to all of us. it's a challenge to assess this in an honest fashion and change policy to the resources and please don't make a difference. finally, we can provide protection for americans representing us in our nation require without adequate resources, without a security plan that is reliable and without leadership, which understa
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 12:00pm EST
in the united states of america and the other 99 senators in the united states senate i want to offer my condolences to the family of dan inouye. when a great football coach passes away and players are interviewed about what kind of coach was he, i always say he was a player's coach. when great generals are lost and soldiers who fought go to the funeral are asked what kind of funeral was he, they say he was a soldier's general. i'm here to pay tribute to the life of a senator's senator. he was a great model for me. he came when hawaii first became a state, he has influenced the lives not of a few but of many. i got an e-mail this morning, mr. president, from mat mattingly, united states senator from georgia elected in 1980. in his interview he said please remember on the floor of the united states senate, love and affection my wife leslie and i have for a great american, dan inouye. i share that same affection. i know i owe a lot of success, whatever i have had in the senate from learning from his patience, his guide arranges his temperament but also his determination. yesterday i am to
CSPAN
Dec 17, 2012 12:00pm EST
. here to talk about the program and how it is involved in these discussions, negotiations over america's financial future is stephen joining us from the associated press where he is a reporter. thank you for being here. how many people in america received social security and how much do they get? >> 56 million people get social security and the average benefit is a little over 12,000, a little over $1,200 a month. so maybe 13, $14,000 a year. >> we are talking about retirees come also the disabled. >> there are actually a fairly wide group of people that social security benefits, retired workers, espouses, children, disabled workers, widows it is actually a fairly big social safety net of people who get the social security benefits. >> you mentioned 56 million beneficiaries those retirees receive $1,200 on average. the benefits for disabled, $1,100 on average. also the benefit supplemental security income about $500 a month. how does it get paid for? how does the social security debt-financed? >> it's been a self funded program since its inception and it is funded by the payroll taxes.
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm EST
where the real purpose is to gain information about someone right here in america. that can happen without a warrant, and we should not let that happen without a warrant. our national security is not threatened if we require this information to be tagged and sequestered and subject to judicial review. it would merely ensure that the information intercepted overseas in the form of communications to or from an american citizen would have to be overseen by the courts. current law is supposed to prohibit this practice, but there really is no way to enforce the prohibition. that leaves the door open for abuse, and that is simply unacceptable. unfortunately, neither senator wyden nor i are able to offer our amendments that would address this hole in our privacy rights. we can do better. and we can also do better when it comes to transparency. the simplest amendment that the senate can approve today is the one that i am proud to cosponsor. it is the wyden amendment to require the director of national intelligence to report to congress on the impact of fisa amendments on the privacy of ame
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 12:00am EST
in the midst of an act of collective subtlety in which the wall street dragged america and the world economy under their funeral pyre i realize sullivan had nothing kidding at all and instead of writing prophecy and disguised wisdom as whimsy and failed to include surefire ways not to get rich majoring -- or becoming a professional mandolin player, two of the most obvious ways of all if not becoming rich. first, believing anything that anybody at anytime says on wall street. and second, from my perspective most important come, investing as i did your entire life savings in a 401(k) run by aol-time warner. now as well as a contributing editor to the boat and the father of the lot of books he is co-author along with his long-suffering wife suzanne of two incredibly talented children, louise and extraordinary singer and musician who i hope will make it here this evening and sam, who is currently attending yale which bob tells me is a four year institution in either hartford or new haven. let me begin our discussion by pointing out the fitting miss of discussing my american revolution here on de
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 10:30am EST
in the fall of 2008 in the midst of an act of collective 70 in which the wall street dragged america and the world's economy went to their fleming funeral pyre, i realized that sullivan had not been getting in all. instead he had been writing prophecy. he disguised wisdom as wednesday . pell to include among his sure-fire ways not to get rich such as a maturing in anything with the word medieval and it or becoming a professional mandolin player, two of the most obvious ways of not becoming rich. first, leaving anything to anybody at any time. second from my perspective investing as i did your entire life savings in a retirement run by a yellow time warner. now, as well as contributing editor in the fallout of a sextet of books he is co-author along with his patient long-suffering wife suzanne f2 incredibly talented -- talented children. louise, sam as attending yale. a four year institution. let me begin our discussion by putting out, the american revolution here on dentistry. the bill and seas were a promising new gun family fled to england and ireland and 16th century. a branch of
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 11:00pm EST
camp. working with senator snowe, we brought that little girl to the united states of america. she's alive here today, married and living in an american citizen. so what did olympia snowe do? she saved jobs and she saved lives, and i'm proud to be par part -- work with her. and we're going to miss her. and then there's my good friend, kay bailey hutchison, who's just come to the floor. and i'm glad she's going to be here to hear what i've got to say about her. i hold her in such enormous high esteem. now, senator kay bailey hutchison is known for her competence, her strong character, and being an outstanding champion for texas, an advocate for women, and a real patriot, dedicated to serving our nation. i, too, know her as a dear friend, someone deeply committed to creating that zone of civility among the women of the senate. when senator hutchison arrived in the senate in 1983, this is -- there were -- there were prickly politics beginning to emerge. she had come from the texas legislature and knew the dynamics of a rum and tumble legislative -- a rough and tumble legislative body.
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 9:00am EST
of america, right? 40 or 50 years ago, basically, it was a pree.com in a minutely black and white country, and you had a lot of people who had only recently been discriminated against, only recently been living under a jim crow system, okay? now we're talking about the people who get preferences now were born in 1994. that doesn't seem like very long ago to somebody my age. 994. that's, you know, 30 years after the 1964 civil rights act. according to the latest census, one in four americans now describe themselves as being something other than white. african-americans are not the largest minority group anymore. they haven't been for a while. latinos are a larger minority group than african-americans are. and neither one of them is the fastest-growing racial minority group. the fastest-growing racial minority group is asian-americans. african-americans are growing at only a 12.3% rate, white americans at only a 5.7% rate. another rapidly-growing group are people like our president who could check more than one box in the race and ethnicity section of their questionnaire. seems to me, and i
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 12:00pm EST
debate on critical issues here in america. if you care about the fourth amendment, if you care about privacy, you should be arguing that we should either create a very short-term extension or -- to have this debate fully or that we should have this debate months ago so it could be done in a full and responsible manner with no pressure to vote against amendments in order to falsely address the issue of partnering with the house bill. so this law included that sunset provision and now here we are looking at the extension. it's a single-day debate, crowded here into the holidays when few americans will be paying attention, but i think it's important nonetheless for those of us who are concerned about the boundaries of privacy and feel like the law could be strengthened to make our case here in hopes that at some point we will be able to have the real type of consideration that these issues merit. in my opinion, there are serious reforms that need to be made before we consider renewing this law. this law is supposed to be about giving our government the tools it needs to collect communic
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2012 5:00pm EST
moment in america's history. the big themes that you see in the speech and the broader story working through the election are kind of i think of four that i will be focusing on. i will be brief on each of them to give enough time for questions. first off, the obvious background of the cold war and a new style of conservative vision of foreign policy that i will explain. directly related to that, there is an enormous divide within the republican party in 1952. that shouldn't surprise any of us obviously. this is always a very divided party the tensions within the republican party that the speech and election point to are important. the third thing that i think is perhaps most important is the american tradition of populism for and what richard nixon is doing to the populist tradition in this speech and for what the election and the fourth and final thing is the style of politics nixon developed. the subtitle of the book is about the rocking, socking the election of 1952 and that is nixon's conception of politics, it should be about a fight, being tough. that has a long lingering impac
CSPAN
Dec 17, 2012 8:00am EST
that broadcasting is making an effort through multicasting to include all of the diversity of america so you have bounce tv that has niche programming to the african-american community, obviously, univision, telemundo have done a tremendous thing in providing content for the hispanic community. i think lawmakers in their heart of hearts understand that broadcasting does things for the american people, their constituents, that these other telecommunications devices are not willing to do and certainly are not regulated to do. but if you're going to get rid of broadcasting, whabt all those -- what about all those public policies that are served by broadcasterrers? aren't those valuable still? i think the answer is yes. >> host: how much clout do broadcasters have at the fcc? >> guest: i hope some because if you get rid of us, you get rid of their purpose. they listen to us, we will be to them. there's a healthy tension that exists between an industry and its regulator, but we work cooperatively with them. we simply value our industry because we think the american people do and, therefore, the fcc do
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 9:00am EST
whom the generations rise and pass away, watch over america and use our senators to keep it strong and good. imprint upon their hearts such reverence for you that they will be ashamed and afraid to offend you. remind them that their thoughts, words, and deeds are under divine scrutiny. bless also the many others who work faithfully on capitol hill and whose labors bring dignity and efficiency to the legislative process. we pray in your sacred name. amen. the presiding officer: please join me in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the presiding officer: the clerk will read a communication to the senate. the clerk: washington, d.c., december 28, 2012. to the senate: under the provisions of rule 1, paragraph 3, of the standing rules of the senate, i hereby appoint the honorable mark r. warner, a senator from the commonwealth of virginia, to perform the duties of the chair. signed: patrick j. leahy, pr
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